August 30, 2022

AUG 30, trees: camphor laurel

Authors' Note:  Cinnamomum is a genus of evergreen aromatic trees and shrubs noted for the aromatic oils found in their leaves and bark. 

  C. camphora, a tree important for production of camphoraceous oils in parts of Asia, was introduced into Australia as an ornamental in 1822. The hardy invaders have degraded the environment as they spread, clogging sewers, changing the composition of the soil, and taking over habitat from the eucalyptus on which koalas feed.

You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Uprooted Verse: 'Poems about Trees' on the full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". 


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